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InfoGraphic: The Big Picture on Friday

A low pressure system moves over the North Island on Friday with an easterly quarter airflow over the country tending southwest later in the day.

Cloudy areas with the odd shower about for the upper North Island, the Bay Of Plenty sees slightly more persistent rain in the morning then easing to the odd shower. Overnight winds change strong southwest bringing rain.

Rain about the lower North Island in the west with east to southeasterly winds. Rain along the east coast with east to northeasterly winds, rain may back off to drizzle at times.

Rain for Wellington, possibly heavy from late afternoon. Gusty southerly winds.

Some rain or drizzle about Nelson and Marlborough, rain becoming more persistent from evening. Gusty southerlies tend southwest overnight.

Areas of rain about Canterbury with southwesterly winds. Snow flurries falling to about 500m in the morning about South Canterbury, 800m for North Canterbury, lifting above 1000m in the afternoon about North Canterbury and lifting above 1000m overnight further south. Southwesterlies gradually freshen becoming gusty about Banks Peninsula overnight.

West Coast, Greymouth northwards expect patchy rain, Buller sees areas of more persistent rain. Further south expect mainly dry conditions with high cloud. Breezy southeasterly winds.
Sunny spells about Southland. Otago looking cloudier however still mainly dry inland, nearer the coast expect some patchy drizzle with snow flurries to 400m in the morning then gradually lifting during the day. East to northeast winds.

Blue – Heavy form of precipitation or cold temperatures, typically below 1 to 2 degrees celsius.
Purple – Strong winds.
Yellow – Temperatures around the mid 20 degree mark or over.

Not all regions and towns have been mentioned above. For specific 10 day information for your city, town, rural community or island please see the 1500 forecasts on our homepage!

– Aaron Wilkinson,


Zelda on 22/06/2017 4:41am

Lovely to see real formed clouds scuttling above pale blue sky strip S E of New Lynn.

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